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Scripture Union Daily Guide 11 February 2024 || Not Seeking Glory For Self

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 11 February 2024 || Not Seeking Glory For Self

Daily Guide 11th February 2024 (Sunday)

Do You Know That? Daily Guide Reading is published by Scripture Union Press & Books Ltd, an arm of Scripture Union Nigeria. Daily Guide is a true nondenominational, interdenominational Christian Bible engagement/reading aid – meditate on the Bible without denominational colorations. May the Lord bless you as you study!

TODAY’S TOPIC: “NOT SEEKING GLORY FOR SELF…”

Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE: JOHN 8:48-59

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q3: Is there any command for me to obey?
• Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 11 February 2024

Having chosen to honour God the Father, Jesus encountered much resistance and opposition, even from seemingly religious people (see 2 Timothy 3:12). They called Him names, insulted, and attacked Him, even calling Him a Samaritan (i.e., an outcast) and demon-possessed (v.48). Satan never gives up, nor will he allow believers to continue giving God glory unchallenged. Part of giving God glory was to remain pure and holy, so that even His opponents could not charge Him with sin (v.46).

“Before Abraham was, I AM” (v.58). The Jews recognised the implications of this statement. First, Jesus was claiming to be greater than Abraham, their patriarch. Secondly, He was claiming to be more than who they were seeing; to have existed from eternity (v.57). Thirdly, “I AM” is God’s personal name (Exodus 3:14). To claim that title is to declare himself Jehovah.

That was too much for the Jews to take. But the truth is that, although Abraham was indeed a great man, a man of faith (Hebrews 11:8), the Lord Jesus, the Son of God, existed before man was created (John 1:2). He is not only alive now, but He is able to give life to those who trust in Him. This is why He could make the promise in v.51.
Despite who Jesus is, notice His humility in vs.50&54. Let us learn from the Lord Jesus how to speak the truth humbly but confidently.

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

ERE THE BLUE HEAV’NS WERE STRETCHED ABROAD
1. Ere the blue heav’ns were stretched abroad,
From everlasting was the Word:
With God He was; the Word was God,
And must divinely be adored.

2. By His own power were all things made;
By Him supported all things stand;
He is the whole creation’s head,
And angels fly at His command.

3. Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,
He led the host of morning stars:
Thy generation who can tell,
Or count the numbers of Thy years?

4. But lo, He leaves those heav’nly forms,
The Word descends and dwells in clay,
That He may hold converse with worms,
Dressed in such feeble flesh as they.

5. Mortals with joy beheld His face,
The eternal Father’s only Son;
How full of truth! how full of grace!
When thro’ His eyes the Godhead shone.

6. Archangels leave their high abode
To learn new mysteries here, and tell
The loves of our descending God,
The glories of Immanuel.

Closing Prayer
Jesus, we extol you. We proclaim you are the Lord.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Joshua 21:44
“And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.”

One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 42 – Exodus 36-38

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FEBRUARY 11, 2024

PRAYER FOCUS
HOD MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES
“And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.” Acts 10:42

THANK GOD FOR:
• The Acting HOD for Missions – Bro. Patrick Oko and all the missionaries and their families

PRAY FOR:
• The HOD; for grace to pilot the affairs of this heartbeat of God
• The missionaries; abounding grace as they launch the gospel of salvation to the unreached.
• God’s provision and the security of their lives and families.
• God to raise supporters for these missionaries

PRAY AGAINST:
• Fruitless labour in their ministry

Scripture Union Daily Guide 11th February 2024 || Not Seeking Glory For Self

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